Drug and Alcohol Clinician – MERIT (Health Clinician Level 1) Central Coast Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Health Clinician Level 1
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualification
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ321510


This recruitment may be used to fill future positions via an eligibility list for permanent, full time, part time, temporary and casual positions.

The position of MERIT Counsellor exists within the Drug and Alcohol Service of the Central Coast Local Health District.

What you’ll be doing
The Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program is a special Magistrates program that provides opportunity for defendants with drug problems to participate in treatment, on a voluntary basis, whilst on bail.

The primary role of the position is to provide assessments, clinical treatments,  counselling, case management and education for clients with problematic or  harmful illicit drug use and related disorders.
Clinical work is conducted primarily in Wyong, Gosford and Woy Woy Courts and at  health centres across the Central Coast.
This role is suitable for the following:

  • Social Worker Lvl 1
  • Social Worker Lvl 2
  • Registered Nurse
  • Psychologist
  • Snr Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist

Where you’ll be working

As the leading healthcare provider in the region, Central Coast Local Health District is well known for its patient care and community services. CCLHD provides the community of the Central Coast with a caring, comprehensive, and patient centred environment dedicated to improving the patient journey.

Bringing together an experienced, community focused team, CCLHD provides a positive, patient focused working environment which fosters and nurtures a culture of collaboration, openness, respect, and empowerment.

The CCLHD can offer you a purposeful and fulfilling career in one of the most pristine locations in the country.

As an employer we offer our staff competitive benefits such as salary packaging, a monthly day off, paid maternity and parental leave, flexible work arrangements and professional development programs.

To hear from our team what it’s like to work with us, you can read their stories on our Instagram account.  http://instagram.com/centralcoasthealth

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Central Coast Local Health District is committed to developing a diverse workforce to best support our community and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Stepping Up Website
The ‘Stepping Up’ online resource aims to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job applicants understand how to apply for roles within NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. 

For more information, please visit:  https://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx

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For role related queries or questions contact Michelle Brooks on 0416 193 495 [email protected]
Applications Close: Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 11:59 pm

You are encouraged to complete applications on a week day where Technical Support is available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm by phoning ROB Help Desk on 1300 679 367.








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